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PR 97 - SWC 2015: Mitch Larkin (AUS) tops Tokyo leg

100m and 200m back World champion Mitchell Larkin (AUS) crowned a hugely successful meet by posting the best time in the world this year in the 200m backstroke (1:53.34), as the Tokyo leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 drew to a close tonight in the Japanese capital. This was Larkin's second win of the meet as he won the 100m back on Day 1.

Still on the Australian side, Emily Seebohm (AUS) topped the backstroke events, each time winning the duel with "Iron Lady" Katinka Hosszu (HUN). Together with Larkin, their successes allowed Australia to collect five golds and a silver in Tokyo.

FINA Swimming World Cup title holder since 2012, Hosszu, struck gold in the 200m and 400m free, as well as the 200m and 400m individual medley. She collected four more medals, in a total of 10 events swam in Tokyo. She has yet to be beaten in the 400m individual medley in this year's FINA/airweave World Cup series.

The men's FINA/airweave World Cup series points leader, Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA), made it two golds from two finals (50m and 100m breast). Van der Burgh is also the Olympic champion in the 100m breast.

Two junior world records were set in Tokyo, both by Japanese swimmers: Miki Uchida in the women's 50m fly (26.17) and Rikako Ikee in the women's 100m fly (57.56).

All results can be found here

The third and last cluster of the 2015 FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup still includes two last legs in Doha (QAT) on November 2-3 and Dubai (UAE) on November 6-7.

Winners in Singapore (SIN):

50m free: Men - Katsumi Nakamura (CLB) 22.15€“; Women €“ - Melanie Wright (AUS) 24.92

100m free: Men - Katsumi Nakamura (CLB) 49.17; Women -€“ Rikako Ikee (CLB) 54.14
200m free: Men - Yuuki Kobori (CLB) 1:47.59; Women -€“ Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 1:56.67
400m free: Men - Yousuke Miyamoto (CLB) 3:49.68; Women -“ Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:08.87
800m free: Women - Yukimi Moriyama (CLB) 8:40.98
1500m free: Men - Ayatsugu Hirai (CLB) 15:16.39
50m back: Men - David Plummer (USA) 24.58; Women - Emily Seebohm (AUS) 27.49
100m back: Men -€“ Mitchell Larkin (AUS) 52.48; Women -€“ Emily Seebohm (AUS) 58.37
200m back: Men - Mitchell Larkin (AUS) 1:53.34; Women -€“ Emily Seebohm (AUS) 2:08.08
50m breast: Men - Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA) 27.18; Women - Molly Hannis (USA) 30.63 €“
100m breast: Men - Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA) 59.97; Women -€“ Molly Hannis (USA) 1:07.71
200m breast: Men - Yukihiro Takahashi (CLB) 2:09.50; Women -€“ Rie Kaneto (JPN) 2:23.01
50m fly: Men - Giles Smith (USA) 23.68; Women - Rikako Ikee (CLB) 26.17
100m fly: Men - Christopher Wright (AUS) 52.77; Women -€“ Rikako Ikee (CLB) 57.56
200m fly: Men - Masato Sakai (CLB) 1:55.75 ; Women -€“ Natsumi Hoshi (CLB) 2:08.13
200m IM: Men - Hiromasa Fujimori (CLB) 1:59.76; Women -€“ Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:09.85
400m IM: Men - David Verraszto (HUN) 4:15.60; Women -“ Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:37.26

The top-3 athletes with more points in Tokyo were:


1. Mitchell Larkin (AUS) 57 points
2. Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA) 42 points
3. Katsumi Nakamura (JPN) 24


1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 81 points
2. Emily Seebohm (AUS) 60 points
3. Rikako Ikee (JPN) 54 points

Overall leaders of the SWC 2015 so far:


1. Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA) 279 points
2. Masato Sakai (JPN) 117 points
3. David Verraszto (HUN) 105 points


1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 483 points
2. Emily Seebohm (AUS) 321 points
3. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) 159 point

2015 FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup Calendar:

August 11-12 - Moscow (RUS)
August 15-16 - Paris-Chartres (FRA)
September 25-26 - Hong Kong (HKG)
September 29-30 - Beijing (CHN)
October 3-4 - Singapore (SIN)
October 28-29 - Tokyo (JPN)
November 2-3 - Doha (QAT)
November 6-7 - Dubai (UAE)